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Alexandr Fier vs Michael Adams
Gibraltar Masters (2014), La Caleta GIB, rd 3, Jan-30
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  ketchuplover: !!!!!!!
Jan-30-14  SirRuthless: Very cute finish. I love these bizarre exchange sacrifices. Anyone can play decently in rational positions but these games with odd compensation for material produce some really sexy ideas.
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  kingscrusher: Did black have 26..Nxd7 just getting rid of that dangerous pawn?!

Alexandr Fier - Michael Adams, Tradewise Gibraltar 2014

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Analysis by Houdini 4 x64:

1. (-2.34): 26...Nxd7 27.Ra2 Ndf8 28.Bg5 Qxg5 29.Rxg5 Rxd6 30.exd6 Nxg5 31.Rd2 Nd7 32.Rd4 c3 33.Rc4 Ne4 34.a5 Kg8 35.h3 Ndf6 36.Rc7 Nxd6 37.Rxc3 Nd5 38.Rd3 Kf7 39.Rd4 Ke6 40.Rh4 Nf6 41.Kf2 Nde4+ 42.Ke3 Ng3 43.Kf2 2. = (0.00): 26...Qe4 27.Rf2 Rg8 28.Bg5 Nxd7 29.Qxd7 Rxg5 30.Qxe6 3. (0.77): 26...Qe1+ 27.Rf1 Qe2

(Doe, 31.01.2014)

Jan-31-14  moodini: <kingscrusher: Did black have 26..Nxd7 just getting rid of that dangerous pawn?!>

He did but he also only had a few of minutes left to make the moves and probably couldn't analyse it all under such time pressure.

Apparently white also missed a chance when he played 25. Kg1. According to the computer Qf1 was strong. The commentators (GMs Williams & Krush) were critical of it as a backwards (or at least sideways) step in an attacking game, although they did not find Qf1.

All in all an exciting game, credit to both players.

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  kingscrusher: Yep, I have since learned Adams was very short on time

I did a video annotation of the position because it is very interesting here:

Cheers, K

Mar-17-14  Moszkowski012273: 10.Qxd5... Would of led to an advantage.
Apr-23-22  whiteshark: This fantastic wild game has been annotated by <GM Rafael Leitao> here:

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